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Hailing from Knoxville, Tennessee, Tara Davies has spent the last 12 years in Atlanta building an envious resume DJing at every party and venue of note for the city’s hip set. Since 2010 she’s held court every Saturday night at the legendary MJQ with her pop-spectacle dance party HeartBeeps, claiming the title of the club’s first female resident DJ. The wild abandon you feel when your favorite song comes on is the feeling that drives HeartBeeps.

But if Pop isn’t a mere guilty pleasure for Davies, neither is it the extent of her DJing skills and interests. Her sets, locally and abroad, move seamlessly move through funk, disco, hip-hop, new wave, and even ambient and experimental electronic music. She’s a lifelong deep listener of the old and the new, the familiar and the strange--a key trait of all great DJs.

Most recently she’s funneled this passion into building her monthly house/disco party Club Soda at The Music Room. With an expertly curated, diverse roster of guest DJs, this is the no-nonsense, for-dancers-only energy of the underground without the self-seriousness. Like HeartBeeps, this is a crucial addition to Atlanta nightlife and speaks to Taradactyl’s commitment to pushing the dancefloor!


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